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East Egg

Represets the old american aristocracy. Daisy and Tom live here

West Egg

Represent the "new rich" materialistic, immoral, shallow social group common in the Jazz age. Nick and Gatsby live here

Bootlegging

Illegal trade of alcohol popular in the 20's, the age of prohibition. Made Gatsby very rich

The green light

Symbol of the green bulk of America rising from the ocean

Themes

The Decline of the American Dream in the 1920s,The Hollowness of the Upper Class

Motifs

Geography, weather

Symbols

The green light, the valley of ashes, the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg

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